The Researcher Development Framework outlines key areas that all researchers need to develop.
We offer a broad and comprehensive range of training courses aimed at helping our research staff and eligible students to develop vital transferable skills in these key areas.
We also offer a range of different ways for you to gain these skills;
The Researcher Development Programme
Our Researcher development courses are free for all postgraduate researchers (including a few eligible MA and MSc courses) and research staff.
The support you need for your doctoral study will depend on where you are on the journey from induction, to viva, and beyond.
Our Researcher Development Programme shows which courses are most relevant for you in terms of where you are in your programme of study: early, mid or late stage.
The Graduate School's writing provision map also provides useful information on additional writing skills support sessions provided outside your school.
Looking for a particular course?
If you know which course you are looking for or just want to browse what's on offer, visit the Graduate School online courses and resources workspace where you will find useful online training materials for researchers on all campuses covering a wide range of topics from qualitative research to social media tools.
Be a Viva Survivor
Our Viva Survivor webpage brings together details of the extensive range of viva support for students. Some provision is of the traditional workshop style, other, such as the YouTube and iTunes U is web based.
Vitae is the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education.
The Graduate School works collaboratively with other universities in the region through the Vitae Midlands Hub and this enables you to attend short courses that are not offered at Nottingham.
The Vitae ‘researcher booklets’ offer practical information to researchers about different topics in support of their personal, professional and career development.